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Four-week delay faces LSB ammonia plant in Pryor

LSB initially said an outage at the Pryor plant would last six to eight weeks. The company has finished repairs, but the delivery of a key part of a compressor that LSB needs to finish upgrades at the plant could delay its reopening another four weeks, the company said.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: January 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm •  Published: January 15, 2013
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However, it's good news that the plant will restart in the next few weeks, he said.

“There is a little bit of profitability lost in those two weeks, but it's more of a definitive on when its going to be up and running again,” Mondillo said. “Overall, the announcement should be considered a positive one to the company and to the stock as well.”

LSB also said its damaged nitrogen plant in Cherokee, Ala., has been producing nitric acid and ammonium nitrate “at the targeted production level” using purchased ammonia feedstocks. An explosion ruptured a pipe at the Cherokee plant in November, causing a production slow down.

The company expects repairs to be completed and production to resume in the next three to five months at the Cherokee plant.

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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